Trouble updating windows media player
From the Win X Menu, open Run box, type the following and hit Enter to open the troubleshooting wizard which will help make Media files show up in WMP library: Click Next to run the Troubleshooter and follow the on-screen instructions.
Open Run box, type the following and hit Enter to open the troubleshooting wizard which will help trouble-shoot DVD playing problems: Click Next to run the Troubleshooter and follow the on-screen instructions.
TIP: If your OS does not include them, you may download them here from Microsoft: WMP Settings | WMP Library | WMP Fix DVD issues.
You may also see our utility, Fix WMP which re-registers all concerned dll’s required for the smooth functioning of Windows Media Player and Fix Win, which has fixes for some specific WMP problems, like Windows Media Player shows An internal application error has occurred error.
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Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.
DVD playback is not included in Windows 8 and 8.1, but you can purchase a Media Center Pack from Microsoft to add this feature.
Click on "I want to buy a product key online" and follow the prompts to purchase and install the Windows 8.1 Media Center Pack.There is so much that you can do with your windows media player.Right from playing various kinds of files, to changing its skin and installing various add-ons.For library mode, click the icon with three squares and an arrow. Select "Check For Updates..." and Media Player will automatically assess whether you have the latest version.
If you don't, you receive prompts guiding you through the update process.
Windows 10/8/7 has some fine in-built diagnostic tools to help you trouble-shoot Windows Media Player issues, which you may be facing.